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Windows 7: Need help moving System Reserved partition from 3TB HDD to SSD.

26 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Need help moving System Reserved partition from 3TB HDD to SSD.

Today I bought a brand new 3TB HDD and a 240GB SSD. I tried to install windows to the SSD, however it has taken it upon itself to install a 100mb System Reserved partition to my HDD.
Normally this wouldnt seem like a problem, however I can't access 764.52GB of this new drive.
My questions are as followed.

How do I move the partition to the SSD?
How do I access all 3TB of my HDD?

I'm starting to pull my hair out with frustration, a push in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2014   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

I've been able to avoid the creation of that partition, by pre-partitioning my HDD (using GParted) before attempting to install W7.

Have a look at these tutorials:
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26 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Why did you have other hard drives plugged in when you did the install ?

Always unplug any other hard drives when you install windows.

And yes, as stated, if you pre partition the ssd before you install windows you will not get a system reserved partition,

Use a partition wizard bootable cd to pre partition the ssd.

And do not forget to align the ssd. Partition wizard can do that too.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Feb 2014   #4
Microsoft MVP


I would unplug the HDD and Clean Install Windows 7.

But if you want to try to salvage what you have, post back a screenshot of Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image and we will give you the steps to do it.
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